Port Angeles man pleads not guilty to July 21 burglary
Steven Dean Goodman
By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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Steven Dean Goodman, 24, pleaded not guilty Friday in Clallam County Superior Court to two counts each of theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm, and one count each of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and resisting arrest.
The charges stem from a July 21 morning burglary of a home on Cherry Street in Port Angeles in which Goodman and Matthew Tyler Charles, 27, allegedly forced their way into the home and made off with a rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and $150 in cash, according to police accounts.
Goodman, who remained in the Clallam County jail Saturday on $250,000 bond, is next set to appear in court Sept. 6 for a case status hearing, with a preliminary jury trial date set for Sept. 30.
Charles, who remained in the Clallam County jail Saturday on $250,000 bond, has been charged with the same charges as Goodman, minus the single resisting-arrest count.
Charles, who has pleaded not guilty, is next set to appear in Clallam County Superior Court on Aug. 23.
According to police accounts, Charles and Goodman got into a waiting burgundy Pontiac Grand Am allegedly driven by Roxanne Rae Venske, 24, after the July 21 burglary, which happened at about 9:30 a.m.
Venske has pleaded not guilty to one count each of first-degree burglary as an accomplice, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and unlawful imprisonment.
Venske is next set to appear in court Aug. 23 for a case status hearing.
Venske allegedly led pursing police officers on a brief car chase before the Pontiac was found damaged and abandoned near the end of Colville Road.
Charles and Venske were arrested together the evening of July 21 after a daylong search for them in an area of unincorporated Clallam County south of state Highway 112 and west of the Elwha River.
A Clallam County sheriff's deputy and two Forks police officers arrested Goodman after they said he was seen running from a car parked at the Hungry Bear Cafe along Highway 101 just west of the intersection with Bear Creek Road.
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: August 17. 2013 5:39PM